Charlton v Blackburn preview
Last Updated: 26/04/18 6:00pm
Charlton's hopes of nailing down a League One play-off place against Blackburn have been hit by an injury to Tarique Fosu.
The winger suffered a hamstring problem against Portsmouth last week and will now definitely miss the remaining two games of the regular season, though could return if the Addicks finish in the top six.
Arsenal loanee Stephy Mavididi is also a concern with a hamstring injury and seems unlikely to be fit, though Jason Pearce has returned to training this week. Lee Bowyer's assistant Johnnie Jackson will not feature due to an Achilles injury, meaning he might have played his last game at The Valley.
Blackburn's biggest concern is that their players are not suffering from sore heads. The 1-0 win at Doncaster on Tuesday sealed a return to the Championship, but with two games to go they are hoping to beat Wigan to the title.
Rovers are a point behind their north-west rivals, who also have a better goal difference. Only defender Ryan Nyambe is still missing as he continues to work his way back from a hamstring injury.
The Addicks are winless in seven meetings with Blackburn in all competitions (D1 L6), conceding 16 goals in the process since a 1-0 win in the Championship in October 2013.
Rovers haven't lost at the Valley since Talal El Karkouri's 90th minute goal saw them go down 1-0 in a Premier League clash in December 2006 (W3 D2 since).
Since Lee Bowyer took charge of the Addicks, only Blackburn Rovers (17) and Wigan Athletic (20) have won more points than Charlton in this time (16).
Blackburn, who sealed promotion back to the Championship by winning 1-0 at Northampton in the week, are unbeaten in their last 14 league games, the best current run in League One.
Tony Mowbray has never lost to Charlton as a manager in eight meetings in all competitions (W4 D4) across spells in charge of West Bromwich Albion, Middlesbrough and Blackburn Rovers.
Charlton Boss Lee Bowyer last faced Blackburn back in April 2011, whilst playing for Birmingham City, and scored the opening goal in a 1-1 draw at Ewood Park.